Into the weekend with Utilitas

Happy birthday on Sunday to Debbie Sutton!

Statement from the KGLFL at 11am Sunday

At last some good news during these most depressing of times. A statement issued on Sunday morning by the Kent Girls and Ladies Football League means the Green’s U14 Girls WILL receive the League Champions trophy and their League winners medals. This is great news and congratulations go to Steve and Mark who deserve to see the players gain their reward after smashing it – being undefeated throughout. Unfortunately, cup games are null and void which is disappointing; but let’s be thankful there will be some silverware in the cabinet this season!

  • The League will apply the FA points per game (PPG) calculation to all Competitive Divisions (Under 12 to Under 18).
  • Tables will be updated on the FA Full Time system. With Points and Games Played being adjusted
  • The new PPG league tables will be used to prepare the New Constitution (list of Divisions) for the 2020/21 Season.
  • Clubs with League Winners or Runners up will be contacted separately by the League with regard to Trophies and medals etc.

Answers to Yesteryears Pictures 10 and 11 (scroll down to view)

Picture 10: Lee Williams celebrating 500 senior appearances

Picture 11: the only person in the photo to later play for Bromley Green was Alan Back (below). Alan was not retained by Ashford Town FC following the promotion-winning season of 1969-70.

Norman Hunter passes away

More sad news: the passing on Friday of Leeds United legend Norman ‘Bites yer legs’ Hunter (76). Key part of the great Don Revie side that won the title twice, Hunter won 28 England caps. RIP Norman Hunter.

Keeping amused during the lockdown … Green Utilitas U12s top the Fortnite table!

Managers Player of the Season awards will be organised as soon as the coronavirus has disappeared

BGFC team managers, please forward me [in confidence] your Managers Player of the Season nominations within the next couple of weeks. We are not going to be playing – so it makes sense to prepare for at least some awards when this nightmare is over. Please give me your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. The Player of the Season in all sides will be by secret ballot online – details shortly. Thank you.

Picture 8 (the cricket photo – scroll down to view please) created interest amongst some old friends in Arthur Wright, Dean Burden, Dickie Holtum and Steve Hodgkins. The photo, in fact, was taken on 10 June 1968 at Bath Meadow. It was a 3-a-side evening event featuring British Rail, Old Stacians, Headleys and Kennington. Back row: Vic Dowle, Tony Owen, Arthur Wright, John Hall, Colin Doorne, Barry Sheather. Front row: Dave Homewood, Gordon Burden, Ray Elkins, Roy Gore, John Stanford, Alex Driscoll. Some great cricket – but no idea who won! Readers love reminiscing about local landmarks, sporting events etc – so feel free to email your old snaps to


Charity and memorial events

Note for Frankie Habgood, Sid Hone, Peter Stanley, Liza Thompson – we are still hoping to stage our charity/memorial games this year. Paul Wynter has offered to organise a Vets 5-a-side tournament at Waterside with profits going to the NHS. Obviously so much depends on the speed at which the virus is conquered. Updates on here as soon as there is any info.

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